Origin of poetry
Examples from the Web for poetry
He campaigned and governed in poetry, and we are all the richer for it.
Its essays, criticism, reportage, and poetry are not “product.”Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Laskey, who earned a degree in psychology, enjoys painting and poetry.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Poetry would be too obvious, too ‘portrait of the artist as a young nuisance’.
He stammered, and read and wrote a lot of poetry (mostly in secret), an avocation he changed to photography for the novel.
All the things I know—legends, history, poetry, haven't any roots at all.Captivity|M. Leonora Eyles
The production of a kind of poetry is perfect when the form peculiar to its kind has been used in the best way.The Aesthetical Essays|Friedrich Schiller
It has been said that the buckler, the bow, and the spear, must continue the arms of poetry.The Lusiad|Lus de Cames
In addition to the large number of collective books of poetry, Zunser has published his poems in: Jd.
The principles which Browning imputes to the early painters may be applied to poetry as well as to art.An Introduction to the Study of Browning|Arthur Symons
British Dictionary definitions for poetry
Word Origin for poetry
Word Origin and History for poetry
late 14c., "poetry; a poem; ancient literature; poetical works, fables, or tales," from Old French poetrie (13c.), and perhaps directly from Medieval Latin poetria (c.650), from Latin poeta (see poet). In classical Latin, poetria meant "poetess."
... I decided not to tell lies in verse. Not to feign any emotion that I did not feel; not to pretend to believe in optimism or pessimism, or unreversible progress; not to say anything because it was popular, or generally accepted, or fashionable in intellectual circles, unless I myself believed it; and not to believe easily. [Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962), forward to "Selected Poems"]
Figurative use from 1660s. Old English had metergeweorc "verse," metercræft "art of versification." Modern English lacks a true verb form in this group of words, though poeticize (1804), poetize (1580s, from French poétiser), and poetrize (c.1600) have been tried. Poetry in motion (1826) perhaps is from poetry of motion (1813) "dance" (also poetry of the foot, 1660s).